Library offers virtual entrepreneur and small business workshops Fridays through Oct. 29

The Round Rock Public Library and Austin SCORE will be offering a series of free workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Fridays from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Sep. 24 through Oct. 29.

SCORE is a nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs start, develop and maintain their businesses.

These free timely workshops, presented by recognized experts and practitioners, will cover a variety of issues facing small business owners and entrepreneurs including finances, marketing, and strategic planning.

  • Sep. 24: Starting a Business Successfully

    • What are the myths and realities of entrepreneurship? How do you plan for success? This workshop will introduce you to the world of small business and guide you to prepare for being a business owner. Carleton Smith will help you explore what it takes to be an entrepreneur, how to develop a business concept, and how to plan for becoming a business owner. He will explain your choices for owning a business and guide you to get the help you need to succeed including use of library resources for market research. Franchises as an option for business ownership will be addressed by Kyle DeHaas.
  • Oct. 1: Keeping Your Business Legal

    • Every new business needs advice from an attorney to avoid legal problems while operating. When you set up your business to make careful choices. Darin Siefkes designed this workshop to be interactive to allow you to ask questions to better understand these and other legal concepts: Why do we form an entity? What are the types of entities? Where to form your entity? Why is entity liability protection is no substitute for proper insurance? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different forms of business organization?

  • Oct. 8: Understand Your Business Financial Reports

    • Financial statements can be overwhelming sometimes. But if you think of them as pictures revealing the story of your financial decisions, the story becomes fascinating and not just about numbers. Knowing and staying up-to-date on this information is critical for business planning and for measuring your success. In this interactive class, Lisa Bargsley will show you how to read and understand the story by helping you to understand the accounting equation, become familiar with accounting terminology, understand the differences and relationships of a balance sheet, a profit and loss statement, and a cash flow statement and tell the story and realize that there might be more to it than just the numbers!

  • Oct. 15: Facebook Marketing 2021 Part I (Tips From a Facebook Insider)

    • Learn about the evolving digital landscape, consumer insights, and how Facebook can help. This presentation by Rachel Bucalo of Facebook Inc.’s Global Retail Strategy Team will cover broad industry shift to online, mobile and video experiences and what this means for your business, the impact of the pandemic on consumer shopping behaviors and how to meet your customers’ expectations in this new world, and an overview of Facebook’s mission and value proposition to your business.

  • Oct. 22: Facebook Marketing 2022 Part II (Tips From a Facebook Insider)

    • Learn about the evolving digital landscape, consumer insights, and how Facebook can help. Rachel’s presentation will continue with an emphasis on Facebook business tools and advertising products, along with key tips and tricks.
  • Oct. 29: Prototyping to Prove Your Product

    • Frank Coppersmith will discuss the use of prototyping will help you to find investors, test product-market fit and figure out what you really need to build without spending a fortune.



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